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Articles from the August 24, 2017 edition

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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    August 24, 2017

Kimball schools begin search for school nurse, receive Farm to School beef

The Kimball Public School Board is in the hiring process of finding a new school nurse after the board approved Emily Stull’s resignation last Monday night, Aug., 14, during their regular meeting. For the coming school year, Kimball Public Schools...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 24, 2017

Banner County to accept bids for 14-passenger bus, begin budget process

The Banner County School Board will accept bids for a new or slightly used 14 passenger bus, this was one decision made when the board met on Monday, August 14, 2017. The matter was discussed at...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    August 24, 2017

County Board talks dirt roads

While the County Commissioners are still wrapping up budget season, they met last Tues., Aug. 15. Dave Hottell, County Highway Superintendent joined the meeting to talk briefly about hauling gravel and he said that right now the roads have so much mo...

 

Jarrold L. Luther

Jarrold L. Luther, 87, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Thursday, August 17, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the Trinity United...

 

Roughing It

The smell of Football is in the air! With all the talk of fall sports getting ready to start, this, of course, means the seasons are changing, some places a little faster than others. It seems like it just wants to stay hot in the Kimball area....

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 24, 2017

Yard of the Week: #6 Crestwood Drive

This week's Yard of the Week is the home of Greg and Penny Stull, whose gardens sit away from the street in the quiet neighborhood. A curved path leads visitors to the front porch which is lined with...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 24, 2017

Jock Talk

Still a lot of golf being played in our area and it is going to get even busier now that the Kimball High girls opened up their season this past Tuesday and have a total of four tournaments in August alone. Today, Thursday, the Kimball High ladies ar...

 

Horns new coach boasts versatile team

The Kimball Longhorn football team returns from a disappointing 1-8 season with high hopes and a new coach, Ben Aarestad, who brings with him a 17-23 career record. Assisting Aarestad on the field are...

 

Kimball Volleyball preps for a winning season

Though the Lady Horns made it to sub-district finals in the previous season, returning head coach Jeri Ferguson is pushing the team to play more consistently this season and take the team to the top....

 

Kimball Cross Country stays the course with mostly male runners

Veteran coach Tiffany Johnson returns for her 11th year with the Kimball Cross Country team and assistant coach Laurie Janicek is, again, at her side. The boys team proved successful throughout the...

 

Kimball Girl's Golf adds new athletes

Coach Katie Culek returns for a second year coaching the Lady Longhorns golf team with two returning athletes as well. Lila Moore and Leisha Casimiro both return to the course as varsity players and...

 

Potter-Dix Football returns five - will count on experienced players

The Potter-Dix football team looks forward to improving on last year's season, returning several key players, according to veteran coach Dale Frerichs. Frerichs, joined again by assistant coach Ryan...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    August 24, 2017

Hicks takes lead for the Lady Coyotes

The Potter-Dix volleyball program has a very strong reputation to uphold and new Head Coach, Brad Hicks, is ready to put his stamp on the Lady Coyotes this season. Hicks, who is new to the coaching...

 

Hilbert takes steps out of retirement and in as Banner County Volleyball head coach

Angie Hilbert steps back in as Banner County's volleyball coach this year with Jessica Harvie beside her on the court. The coaches will be looking for ways to improve on last year's 5-22 record and...

 

Banner County Cross Country adds three new runners

With four runners out for Banner County Cross Country, Kari Gifford's athletes will not be able to compete as a team, but that isn't slowing them down. Senior Courtney Knisley, a three-time state...

 

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